Touring Jelgava in Latvia
Jelgava in the region of Jelgavas Rajons with its 61,791 citizens is a city located in Latvia - some 25 mi or ( 41 km ) South-West of Riga , the country's capital city .
Time in Jelgava is now 07:42 PM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Riga " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Vitolini, Vircava, Valgunde, Tukums, and Sigulda. Being here already, consider visiting Vitolini . We collected some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Check out our recomendations for Jelgava ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
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Interesting facts about this location
Jelgava District was an administrative division of Latvia, located in Semigallia region, in the country's centre. It was organized into a city, two municipalities and twelve parishes, each with a local government authority. The administrative centre of the district was Jelgava. Districts were eliminated during the administrative-territorial reform in 2009.
Located at 56.65 23.71 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Jelgava Municipality is a municipality in Zemgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Eleja parish, Glūda parish, Jaunsvirlauka parish, Lielplatone parish, Līvbērze parish, Platone parish, Sesava parish, Svēte parish, Valgunde parish, Vilce parish, Vircava parish, Zaļenieki parish and Kalnciems town with its countryside territory the administrative centre located in Jelgava city, which is not included in the territory of municipality.
Located at 56.65 23.72 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Jelgava Gymnasium or Academia Petrina is the oldest higher educational establishment in Latvia. It was established in Jelgava, capital of the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, by Duke Peter von Biron in 1775. After the partitions of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Jelgava became part of the Russian Empire and the gymnasium unsuccessfully petitioned to become a university. Nevertheless, it became an important cultural hub not only for Latvians, but also Lithuanians.
Located at 56.65 23.73 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Jelgava Palace or Mitava Palace is the largest Baroque style palace in the Baltic states. It was built in the 18th century based on the design of Bartolomeo Rastrelli as a residence for the Dukes of Courland in their capital - Mitava (today Jelgava), Latvia. The Dukes of Courland also had a summer palace by Rastrelli nearby called Rundāle Palace.
Located at 56.66 23.73 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Duchy of Courland and Semigallia
The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (Latin: Ducatus Curlandiæ et Semigalliæ, Polish: Księstwo Kurlandii i Semigalii, German: Herzogtum Kurland und Semgallen, Latvian: Kurzemes un Zemgales hercogiste) is the name of a duchy in the Baltic region that existed from 1561 to 1569 as a vassal state of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and from 1569 to 1726 the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, incorporated into Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth by Sejm in 1726, but on 28 March 1795, it was annexed by the Russian Empire in the Third Partition of Poland.
Located at 56.64 23.72 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
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